Breakthrough Groups

Don’t be trapped into thinking you’re the only one experiencing your current feelings, that no one understands, or that circumstances will never change! Bay Life's Breakthrough Support Groups provide safe, confidential, and caring environments where you can feel comfortable and safe talking about your struggles and grow toward wholeness.

During the "Safer at Home" season, Breakthrough groups will meet online utilizing Zoom technology. This is free software and can be used on any computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Tablets or phones will need to download the free Zoom app. For questions regarding using Zoom, email the Life Groups office, .


Spring 2021 Events

Breakthrough Events are one-time meetings around a specific topic. These events are offered periodically throughout the year. These events may meet on campus if possible. If not, they will meet online using Zoom technology. Be sure to include your email in your registration for any updates we may need to send.

Currently, there are no open events. Check back often for updates.


Spring 2021 Groups

Spring Breakthrough Groups will meet online using Zoom technology and/or in person following CDC guidelines for health and safety. For additional information about using Zoom, go to Life Groups Frequently Asked Questions and checkout "How to use Zoom".

DivorceCare

Sundays, January 31 – May 2 @ 10:30 – 12pm | Workbook: $15

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you may feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. The emotional damage cuts to the soul. True healing for this kind of pain can only come from God’s presence in the life of the person experiencing it. DivorceCare groups are Christ-centered and meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements: During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in the video and what is going on in their lives. You don’t need to walk alone on your journey toward recovery and healing.

GriefShare

Thursdays, February 4 - April 29 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $15

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Our Grief Share groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each Grief Share session has three distinct elements: video seminar with experts, support group discussion with focus, and personal study and reflection.

Emotional Fitness: Developing a Wholesome Heart

Thursdays, February 4 – April 15 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $15

This group presents a practical, biblical perspective on human emotionality. It discusses the primary painful emotions (hurt, anger, fear, guilt, condemnation and stress) of your “emotional cup” and then leads you through biblical antidotes for how to resolve those emotions. This group is designed to help you address painful emotions through the context of a loving relationship with God and other people. You’ll learn the how-to’s for healing painful emotions so that you’re free to experience more joy, peace, contentment and abundance in life.

Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

Thursdays, February 4 – April 29 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $15

Countless individuals have invested themselves into people who've shipwrecked their lives in return. They've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what they've given. They've lost the sense of security and personal value in the process. If you're one who has chosen the wrong people to get involved with or makes the same mistakes about relationships over and over again, then the Safe People group is available for you. Safe People book we use provides solid guidance that can help you:

• Correct things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security

• Learn the twenty traits of 'unsafe' people

• Recognize what makes people trustworthy

• Avoid unhealthy relationships

• Form positive relationships

Details for any open group, class or event can be found at baylife.org/groups. For more information, or to register,

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About The Group Leader

As coordinator for the Breakthrough Support Group Ministry, Genevieve LoCicero and her team have facilitated a variety of groups. She has a heart to reach people that are hurting in all different areas. Her willingness to offer help and hope gently yet persistently through Breakthrough speaks well of her heart for the troubles of others. Breakthrough services are guided by Romans 12:1-2 which exhorts us to renew our minds. By doing so, we are able to live in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Renewing our mind impacts emotions which in turn impacts behaviors and results in a life changed.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  - Romans 12:1-2

For more information about any of our Breakthrough groups and events, contact Genevieve LoCicero,